Re: Like a box of clowns being slowly immolated.
I also have years of experience with the Japanese banking "system" / clusterfuck.
It's difficult to know where to begin.
Moving small (< 5k USD) amounts of money (even in Yen) in or out is nearly impossible.
If they manage to get the Olympics going (I'll take the under on that one) it will be an opportunity for the wider world to experience that Japan is not advanced in all areas.
Visitors will find it difficult to comprehend that they cannot have a voice SIM (data SIM's are available)
Nice country, nearly all very nice people - anything to do with government is unbelievably incompetent.